Subject RE: [IB-Architect] Database names
Author David Schnepper
Or, how about extending "external tables" so they can read XML as a table?
That becomes a more useful import/export utility.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom White [mailto:tom@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 7:32 AM
Subject: RE: [IB-Architect] Database names

At 08:25 AM 5/2/2000 -0400, Doug Chamberlin wrote:
>I like the XML strategy. Standards based, cross platform, tool friendly,
>progressive. XML is the new ASCII.

Well hey, it's a database right? How about some way to read and write XML
files using SQL? Couldn't there be a DTD that divides an XML file
(database) into separate predefined sections (tables). Leaving out some
items could just return a NULL. It wouldn't have to be fast, just usable.

It would be a nice way to send data to another app or database. It would
also be a good start on some non-real-time replication.

Plus it's got sex appeal. :-)

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